Are probiotics good for newborns?
In recent times, probiotic supplementation in foods and probiotics promoted as dietary supplements have become quite common. For babies and children, probiotics are promoted as possibly being helpful for conditions as varied as diarrhea, infant colic, and allergy. Probiotics have strain-specific effects, different types of probiotics will act in different ways. Research indicates that probiotics are safe and well-tolerated in normal, healthy infants and children. Is it recommended to give probiotics to infants or newborns? Are probiotics good for newborns?
@lizzy-0 Probiotics are also safe to use in late pregnancy. There have been some cases of probiotic septicemia in immunocompromised adults and children, but these have occurred in very unwell individuals with complex medical conditions. The evidence for probiotic use to treat a range of infant conditions is mixed. Research indicates that probiotics are safe and well-tolerated in normal, healthy infants and children. Good tolerance has been observed in premature infants, very low birth weight babies, and in HIV-infected children.